Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipe

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Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipe
Easy No-Bake Cookie
Allison Beck

Easy No-Bake Cookie

These aren't your mother's chocolate chip-laden, butter-rich, sweet, sugary, melt-in-your-mouth treats you might find at your local bakery or even Mrs. Fields. They are quick and easy to make, don't require any baking at all, taste great, and are good for you, too.

Once you master this basic recipe, begin experimenting, switching out the peanut butter for almond butter, adding in cocoa powder, even shredded coconut or diced mango, if you wish. 

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Ready in
12 h, 30 m
8
Servings
231
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
16 small bars

Ingredients

  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, plus more for greasing
  • 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups puffed brown rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup roasted, salted almonds, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions

In a small saucepan, mash the banana together with the peanut butter to create a paste. Add the oil, molasses, water, vanilla, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over high heat and then remove from heat, stirring until the mixture is smooth.

Line a baking sheet with coconut oil. Place the puffed rice in a bowl and combine with the almonds and dried cranberries. Pour the molasses mixture on top and stir to combine. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and chill in the refrigerator overnight. 

Cut into bars and serve.

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Protein
6g
11%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
113µg
13%
Vitamin B12
0.7µg
11.9%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
18.2%
Vitamin C
8mg
13%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
8mg
38%
Vitamin K
0.4µg
0.5%
Calcium
63mg
6%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
117µg
29%
Folic acid
60µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
23%
Magnesium
74mg
19%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
117mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
294mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
20.6%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.6%